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Wisdom and Ignorance

327 aphorisms  ·  9 comments

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Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (461 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by [user] S. Gilmary Beagle

The dead and the stupid never change their opinions.

[aphorist] S. Gilmary Beagle, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (180 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998 by [user] Dave Supulski

The definition of experience is knowledge acquired too late.

[aphorist] Unknown, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (226 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits.

[aphorist] Unknown, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (235 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The human brain is like a railroad freight car -- guaranteed to have a certain capacity but often running empty.

[aphorist] Unknown, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (182 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998 by [user] Dave Supulski

The most undependable part on your car is the nut holding the wheel.

[aphorist] Unknown, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (219 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The world is governed more by appearance than realities, so it is fully as necessary to seem to know something as it is to know it.

[aphorist] Unknown, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (213 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Trust in Allah, but tie your camel.

[aphorist] Unknown, (Muslim proverb), in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (305 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Use soft words and hard arguments.

[aphorist] Unknown, in [category] Success and Failure and [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (209 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech.

[aphorist] Unknown, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (209 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When an ordinary man attains knowledge, he is a sage; when a sage attains knowledge, he is an ordinary man.

[aphorist] Unknown, (Zen saying), in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (113 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Intolerance of ambiguity is the mark of an authoritarian personality.

[aphorist] Theodor W. Adorno, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (491 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

Ignorance does not necesarilly mean one has a lack of wisdom, for a most ignorant person can be one with much wisdom. It's "live and learn" that creates wisdom.

[aphorist] Austin Holmes, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (309 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.

[aphorist] Oliver Wendell Holmes, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (264 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Sloppy thinking gets worse over time.

[aphorist] Jenny Holzer, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (127 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Growing old is not growing up.

[aphorist] Doug Horton, in [category] Life and Death and [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (149 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Strong words are required for weak principles.

[aphorist] Doug Horton, in [category] Science and Religion and [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (48 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you.

[aphorist] Carl Gustav Jung, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (45 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances; if there is any reaction, both are transformed.

[aphorist] Carl Gustav Jung, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (3667 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Two things I cannot understand: myself and others.

[aphorist] Erkki J. Jyrkkanen, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (365 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

Even thinking is participation.

[aphorist] Lassi Kämäri, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

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